Friday, April 12, 2013


Goodbyes are hard.

Wednesday evening was my last session with my therapist, Dr P.  She's leaving the practice, so it was time to say goodbye.  I'm not going to lie--it was hard.  She has helped me so much.  And you get to feel close to someone after spilling your guts week after week.

It was a good session.  We talked about what had happened since my last visit, and we talked about my ephiphany.  We also looked at how far I've progressed since I started seeing her.  She said she was proud of me.  Sniff.

I'm going to miss Dr. P.  It was hard to say goodbye.  When the session was over, she gave me a big hug, and told me I can always contact her if I need anything.  I'll admit, I shed a few tears on the way home.

In the coming weeks, I'll be transitioning to another therapist in the practice.  Dr. P is confident it will be a good match, and I trust her judgement.  Yes, things are going well, but I'm not comfortable going out on my own just yet.  I need to have someone in place I can talk to when I need it.

So Dr. P, I wish you all the best in your new adventures.  And thanks for all your help.  I know it's your job and everything, but still.  Thanks.  I couldn't have done it without you.


  1. Nice. Glad your last visit was a good one. Change is hard, but sometimes worth it. Good luck.

  2. It's never easy to say goodbye to a doctor you've been so comfortable with. Hugs to you. :)

  3. Those transitions are always tough, when it's a doc or someone you have grown to know so much. Glad it was a good ending visit, though, and hopefully you two can at least keep in touch a bit every so often. I stopped seeing my Mind Ninja at end of last year, just because we decided it was time and OK to do - but I still email back and forth once a month or so just to keep up that all's still OK. Hope the new therapist search and transition goes well, Jess! So great to hear of your progress!

  4. What a heartfelt post. I hope your new therapist is just as wonderful as your former one!!